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  • Alcoa to pay $384 million to settle Bahrain bribery charges

    Alcoa to pay $384 million to settle Bahrain bribery charges
    Global aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. will pay $384 million to settle charges that its subsidiaries paid bribes to government officials in Bahrain to maintain a source of business, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday. Federal...
  • Sam Shepard talks 'American madness' in Discovery's 'Klondike'

    Sam Shepard talks 'American madness' in Discovery's 'Klondike'
    Playwright and actor Sam Shepard has a theory about looking to the rural life of yesteryear for entertainment: Nothing has changed. The 70-year-old actor stars in the forthcoming Discovery Channel miniseries "Klondike," which tells the story of the last...
  • Gold at three-week low on Fed stimulus outlook

    Gold at three-week low on Fed stimulus outlook
    This has not been a good year for gold investors. Prices of the precious metal were at a three-week low Tuesday morning on speculation that a strengthening U.S. economy will spur the Federal Reserve to slow stimulus. Silver fell to its lowest level in...
  • Financial markets: Six highlights -- and absurdities -- of 2013

    Financial markets: Six highlights -- and absurdities -- of 2013
    Wall Street had plenty of reasons to think 2013 would go miserably for the stock market — what with a lackluster global economy, the U.S. government shutdown, Syria's civil war, the Obamacare fiasco and Miley Cyrus. Instead, we're on track for a...
  • A big, winning day for Google Books in court

    A big, winning day for Google Books in court
    Google Books, the search sovereign's vast and controversial digital library of scanned books, won a huge legal victory Thursday from the same federal judge who had thrown the project into legal limbo 2 1/2 years ago. District Judge Denny Chin in New...
  • 2 miners killed, 20 injured in Colorado mining accident

    Two miners were killed and 20 others injured in a mining accident in Ouray County, Colo., state emergency officials said Sunday. Officials first received a call about the incident at Star Mine Operations at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, at which point 20 miners...
  • Letters: An island nation's warning on climate change

    Re "Rising Pacific tides," Opinion, Nov. 13 How poignant to read of a man from the Pacific island nation of Kiribati seeking asylum in New Zealand because rising tides are swamping his homeland. If, decades ago, oil companies had been required to...
  • Brittany Murphy cause of death questioned, poisoning alleged

    Brittany Murphy cause of death questioned, poisoning alleged
    Brittany Murphy's death may not have been from natural causes, her estranged father says, citing a new toxicology report that suggests death via poisoning.  The "8 Mile" and "Clueless" actress, who passed away in December 2009 at age 32, was declared to...
  • Poland, while hosting U.N. climate confab, sacks environment chief

    Poland, while hosting U.N. climate confab, sacks environment chief
    Expectations of progress were already low for the United Nations climate conference in Poland this week, but few delegates were probably prepared for the latest stumbles. Ten days into Poland's role as host of the two-week U.N. gathering, Prime Minister...
  • PASSINGS: Jay Leggett, Jerry Seeman, Bill Foulkes, Georges Lautner

    PASSINGS: Jay Leggett, Jerry Seeman, Bill Foulkes, Georges Lautner
    Jay Leggett, 50, a comic actor and screenwriter who performed in television, movies and improvisational clubs, died Saturday in Lincoln County, Wis., after hunting on the opening weekend of the state's nine-day firearms deer season, authorities said....
  • India's dangerous 'food bubble'

     India's dangerous 'food bubble'
    India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a...